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What's the primary source leading traffic to your website right now? Organic social media? Paid social media? Ads? Communities? Your blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    For most sites, it is organic search engine traffic. For new ones, it is paid ads - Google Shopping and Bing Shopping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    For me it's pinterest and paid ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      Honestly haven't thought of Pinterest, but good point!

      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      For me it's pinterest and paid ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surbhi Chauhan
    If your website is a bit older and you have worked on it then it is organic SE traffic that works as a traffic source. And for newer websites, people start Google campaigning, social media ads, and many others too that help in generating good leads in minimum time.
    But it is very important to also work on organic traffic because Google watches every source of your websites.
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  • Hmmm ...

    QUOTE:
    • Our research shows that the biggest source of traffic is direct (traffic that comes from your own site). Nearly one-fourth of web professionals surveyed say it's their top source. This aligns well with the data above showing that most visitors will click through multiple website pages when visiting a website.
    • Organic search (17%), social (16%), and email (14%) are the next web traffic sources on the list. This also isn't incredibly shocking since my past research has shown that online marketers leverage SEO, social media, and email marketing the most when building awareness for their brand.
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    source: https://blog.hubspot.com/website/web...alytics-report

    So for the author's dataset, that's 47% from "organic", "social" and "email".
    Note: The author said, "I surveyed over 400 web traffic analysts in the U.S. (including web managers and marketers who track website growth) to get an idea of how they measure website performance and the top strategies they use to rank on search engine results pages."

    And that's less than 25% from direct traffic.
    Note: The author said, "Nearly one-fourth [<25%] of [400+] web professionals surveyed say it's [it = direct traffic] their top source."

    So that probably means those 400+ participants get a total of => 29% and <=39% from the other traffic sources in the glossary below.
    Note: Keyword here is "probably". That's because I'm assuming not a point below 14% nor above 24% is a range = "nearly" when the author said, "nearly a fourth".

    GLOSSARY:
    Most website analytic tools will organize your traffic sources into the following categories:
    • Direct Traffic -- Categorized as traffic that does not come from a referring website. If traffic is coming from an unknown source, it will likely be categorized as direct traffic as well.
    • Organic Traffic -- Any traffic that comes to your site from a search engine, but that isn't paid for. Any organic traffic is going to be a result of your inbound marketing and SEO efforts.
    • Paid Search Traffic Any traffic that comes from a paid search campaign you've launched on a search engine like Google or Bing.
    • Social Traffic Any traffic that comes from a social media website, like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
    • Email Traffic any traffic that arrives to your site from an email will show up as email traffic.
    • Referral Traffic Any traffic that comes to your website from any other website that is not a social media platform or a search engine. Someone clicking over to your website from a hyperlink on another blog would be considered referral traffic.
    • Other If you have any traffic that doesn't fit into the above categories, or has been specifically tagged as "other", it will fall into this traffic category.
    /GLOSSARY
    source: https://evenbound.com/blog/direct-tr...kmarked%20link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

    What's the primary source leading traffic to your website
    Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

    Hmmm .......
    Marx I think you misunderstood the question. Enzo is asking what is current leading source of traffic. Just curious what are you personally using for traffic ?
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    • DWolfe,

      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Marx I think you misunderstood the question. Enzo is asking what is current leading source of traffic. Just curious what are you personally using for traffic ?
      I just thought it wouldn't be right to share the top traffic sources of my business clients.
      So I went ahead and shared a research study with 400+ relevant participants that are anonymized, or at least to public access, which is I guess for the same objectives.
      Was thinking if I mentioned the top traffic sources of my clients, even if these were just categories, then anybody would be able to check out my business, which in turn will lead them to my clients, and that could help them identify how to compete against my clients in their niches across those traffic sources, i.e. If I said organic traffic, then enough sleuthing would allow anybody to identify the target PPC and organic search terms of my clients.

      Sorry for the paranoia. But NDAs, you know.

      Though as for how I acquire business clients, I don't do anything else about Web traffic for that other than post paid placements from time to time, including here.
      But that's way much less than what I do offline.
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      • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
        Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

        Sorry for the paranoia. But NDAs, you know.

        I don't do anything else about Web traffic for that other than post paid placements from time to time, including here..
        Marx I appreciate the answer. Don't want to have some one trying to steal your customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author gadgetgeek414
    organic social media and google
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well its social media ,i have my site on twitter ,quora ,instagram ,tiktok ,youtube etc .Here i create content i help people and people check my site as i focus on helping them
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  • Profile picture of the author Yourfirstdollar
    depend on what your budget is if you want go for free route social media is a good way.
    paid ads usually facebook google tiktok
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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    Recently I got more Direct traffic than organic and social media.
    Hard to determine nowadays as Google updates always around trolling us.

    I also using Email marketing to drive traffic from daily fresh leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author VedAditya
    I have noticed that traffic from social media increases more bounce rate than organic traffic. Does anyone agree with it?
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    • Profile picture of the author xeniux
      Bounce rate depends more on the internal factor of your website such as the website's loading speed and your website UI/UX, not to mention the most important part the content of the website (usefulness). If your website has great content backed with good performance, It would make visitors stay longer on your website and reduce the bounce rate and vice versa.

      So it does not depend on the traffic sources. Traffic sources would be more related to conversion rate. For example, traffic that comes from Ronaldo's IG fan page would have a higher conversion rate if directed to your website that sells Ronaldo's merchandise kinds of stuff, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    Social media mostly Pinterest, quora, solo ads.
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